- Posted August 19, 2014 by
new york city, New York
Todd Stockton Jolynn Stockton How to save on the purchase of your tickets
Todd Stockton : Like to travel but do not have the means to leave as often as you want? Save on a major expenditure items, buy your plane tickets cheaper through these tips.
Book (very) well in advance ...
Jolynn Stockton : If your holiday dates are already known and fixed, book as soon as possible. The farther you go, you need to be more proactive. For reference, on a long-haul flight, you must take at least eight months in advance, even a year to get the best rates! Furthermore, a return is always less expensive than a home and one away separately. If you are organized (e) providing for (e), this formula is for you!
Or ... buy at the last minute
If instead you do not have a specific destination, take advantage of last minute plans, companies are selling their last available seats or those who have just release to optimize the cost of the flight. Prepare your travel bag and get ready, a tempting offer may still occur unexpectedly.
Travel at the right time ...
Seasonality is a key criterion. In Europe, the summer is the period of high prices. In Asia, the monsoon season, you can enjoy the lowest prices while in the United States, the days of the holiday season is the most suitable. For most countries, periods of holidays, festivals or holidays are the most expensive.
The day of the week - excluding weekends, of course - is also important, and the time of departure. The "peak" hours are early morning, during lunchtime and late evening, these flights are usually quieter.
Or out of season ...
If you do not like crowded places of tourists, it's good, from off-season is also good for your ticket for the stay. If you do not have kids, avoid school holidays, you have everything to gain!
Compare prices well ...
Through the Internet, you have available comparators flights and prices of tickets on free and accessible websites 24/24. Just set your criteria and within moments, they show you the best valid offers, including promotions.
... And choose wisely when purchasing
Online rates are extremely volatile. In general, current prices are lowest during the months of January, February and September. Avoid weekends, days when prices are rising, probably because everyone has more time to think and do research.
Turn to low cost companies,
Low-cost airlines (low cost) offer competitive rates (careful though the incidental costs that can salt the note). Comfort and baggage are often limited, the service on board barebones ... Nothing insurmountable, however for short distances within the borders of France and Europe. Just be sure not to have to deal with some foreign providers included on the black list because discounts can affect the safety. An updated list is available on this link: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm.
Travel agencies ... the web ...
Some specialized agencies offer travel packages or tickets at great rates. Generally, on the Web, fees & charges are lower, which affects the price.
Or ... go to sites auctions
Many tour operators offer auctions on the Internet for flights low load factors, or where there are some empty seats. Other sites are reserved for transactions between individuals who are getting into as to recover at least part of their money if they have a sudden impediment and that the ticket is non-refundable. As they are determined to get rid of, they are willing to sell them at bargain prices.
Do not take unnecessary insurance ...
Before purchasing a specific travel insurance that will increase the amount of the invoice, make sure your contract credit card or home insurance does not already include this guarantee.
Check ... and taxes
Beware of taxes, rarely posted on the sites, where the net price is more attractive for users, since sometimes the amount equal to almost the price of the ticket.
Finally, use the "Cashback" for your tickets
Shop Cashback sites or purchasing paid is another way to get an additional discount.